Drawing some yesterday, planning future flower paintings — to take up the loose threads of paintings I began but never finished — and get new ideas for possible future works. I love making pen drawings as a way of dreaming about things. It helps me get acquainted with the objects. The smallness of scale makes me feel as though I enter another dimension through the pen lines. It’s a way of mentally moving among the objects.
Some objects need special consideration. The blue compotier will be empty and its interior spaces will need to carry a lot of weight alone.
I will draw it over and over. Each drawing helps me see it differently.
I was also inventing a still life in the notebook, adding things as I thought about them. It’s just an idea for something where yellow is the predominant color (as my written notes attest).
Then there was a little sketch for another idea that’s already on the back burner simmering. I day dream about this picture that I’ve written about before.